RURAL TOURISM IN ROMANIA in Prahova County

Dorin and Maria PARASCHIVGuest House Starchiojd

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Agrement of Romania Tourism Ministery n 5206 / 11.12.2001

 

 

The Ploiesti city

Ploiesti its the main city in Prahova County.Oil has been refined in Ploiesti since 1857 , accouting for Romania's ranking as first in Europe ans sixth in the world in oil production between WWI and WWII.In 1936 Romania produced 8.7 million tons of oil.Sadly , since the mid-1970s Ploiesti's oilfields have rapidly declined.
Ploiesti is noted for its Clock Museum (Muzeul Ceasului) , housed in a 19th-century building on str.Nicolae Simache.Numerous types of clocks ,including an 18th-century rococo Austrian clock that belonged to the Wallachian prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza are displayed ; open 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday.

St John's Cathedral dating from 1810

The central market

Close by at str. Dr. Bagdasar 8 is Europe's only Museum of Oil (Muzeul National al Petrolului).Travellers interested in war history or coins shouldn't miss the History & Archeology Museum ( Muzeul de Istorie si Arheologie; 1865) .
In the central park on Piata Victoriei , there is a memorial to the victims of the 1989 revolution.The Culture Palace ( Palatul Culturii) , at the northern end of the square , houses a dull Biology Museum ( Muzeul de Biologie Umana) and the Art Museum .
 



Dorin and Maria Paraschiv Guest House, Starchiojd village, Grui street, Prahova county, Romania

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